Onondaga Historical Museum

Onondaga Historical Association’s location in downtown Syracuse provides the public with free access to its museum covering Onondaga County’s history. Visitors can also browse the Gift Shop and conduct research.

Museum Hours

Wednesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday – Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
(Closed Monday and Tuesday)

Permanent Exhibits on Display

Freedom Bound: Syracuse and the Underground Railroad 

Syracuse China: Fired Forms of the American Experience

Onondaga County: The Heart of New York

From Laying the Foundation to Forging Ahead: Jewish Contributions to Syracuse and Onondaga County

Temporary Exhibits on Display

Downton Comes Downtown: What the Fashionable Wore in Onondaga County from 1900 to 1930

Strolling Down Salina Street (1940-1980)

Donald R. Waful: The Remarkable Life Story of a Local Syracusan

From the Vault: Temple Concords 180th Anniversary

Richard and Carolyn Wright Research Center Hours

Wednesday through Friday 10 AM – 2 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 3:30 PM

Gift Gallery Hours

Wednesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday – Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM
(Closed Monday and Tuesday)

Administrative Hours

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM

Directions & Maps

We’re located at 321 Montgomery Street in downtown Syracuse:


OHA recommends parking in the garage on the corner of Fayette Street and Montgomery Street (entrance is on Fayette Street between State and Montgomery Street) on week days. For more information on parking in downtown Syracuse, visit the parking guide below from the Downtown Committee of Syracuse

See what others are saying about our downtown location by visiting our page on Trip Advisor.